About this Sermon |

In Genesis 6-9, we discover a new character who experiences liminal time in a dramatic fashion: Noah, his family, and all of the animals on the ark. But God remembers, and a new creation is begun. What new creation is God working on in the midst of our collective liminal time right now? And how do we look for it and recognize it when we see it?

About this Series |

The Summer Between: Adventures in Liminality

liminality [lim-uhnal-i-tee]: a state of transition between one stage and the next.

The Summer of 2020 finds us in the threshold between what was and what is yet to come. In the midst of a global pandemic, we are somewhere between lockdown and vaccine. In terms of civic life, we are somewhere between unrest and revolution.

What do people of faith do in liminal times like these?

Join First Baptist Church this summer for hope and perspective as Pastor Lisa Hood takes us on a journey through the scriptures, discovering how our spiritual ancestors navigated liminal times, and applying biblical truths for the living of these days.


Order of Worship |

(Start of each segment in parentheses)

(00:00) PreludeMelanie Manges

(02:55) Welcome to Worship – Sylvia Mohler

(03:28) Gathering Song – “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”  #489

Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place;
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace. (repeat)

(04:50) Call to Worship – Psalm 25:1-5, written by Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell

To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
O my God, in You I trust.
Make me to know Your ways, O Lord;
O my God, teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth, and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation.
We gather in this time of worship,
Knowing You, O God, are our Savior, Redeemer, and Teacher. Amen.

(05:42) Hymn of Adoration “Majesty” #43

    1. Majesty, worship His majesty;
      unto Jesus be all glory, honor, and praise.
      Majesty, kingdom authority flow from His throne unto his own, his anthem raise.
      So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus
      Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus the King.
      Majesty, worship His majesty;
      Jesus, who died, now glorified, King of all kings.

(07:28) Invitation to Prayer

(10:05) Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer Rev. Hood

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

(13:30) Scripture Reading Genesis 6:11-22, 8:1-5, 9:8-17 (NRSV)

(18:45) Sermon“Adventures in Liminality: Between the End & the New Beginning” – Rev. Hood

(42:58) Hymn of Confession “Great is Thy Faithfulness” (verses 1 & 2)  #72

  1. Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
    There is no shadow of turning with thee;
    Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not;
    As thou has been thou forever wilt be(Refrain) Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
    Morning by morning new mercies I see;
    All I have needed thy hand hath provided
    Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
  2. Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
    Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
    Join with all nature in manifold witness
    To thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.(Refrain) Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
    Morning by morning new mercies I see;
    All I have needed thy hand hath provided
    Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

(45:32) Offering & Announcements

(50:41) BenedictionRev. Hood

(51:25) Postlude – Melanie Manges

Worship Leaders in this Service:

  • Melanie Manges, Piano
  • Sylvia Mohler, Worship Leader & Vocals
  • Mr. Matt Hood, Director of Music Ministry
  • Rev. Lisa Williams Hood, Senior Pastor
  • Mr. Aurie Swartz, Director of Communications & Technology

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Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

411 N 7th St, Lafayette, IN 47901

Gathering Times

9:00 a.m. - Early Morning Coffee Social
9:30 a.m. - Worship
10:30 a.m. - Coffee & Fellowship
11:00 a.m. - Sunday School

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